Sun@HGP: "Deforestation in the Amazon River Basin" by Janet L. Brown, Geologist

Speaker’s name: Janet L. Brown

The Amazon river basin covers over 8 million square kilometers and contains the largest rainforest on earth. The region is renowned for numbers of species of plants, animals, birds and  insects. The area affects the world’s climate and supplies 20% of the world’s oxygen supply.

This talk offers impressions of a trip to the Amazon rainforest in Peru in November 2012. Janet L. Brown discusses possible solutions to problems of deforestation in a huge and fragile system.

Ms. Brown is a “vaguely retired geologist.” She has served as adjunct faculty in several community colleges. She has had a professional career in the U.S. Geological Survey, Geologic Division. She has written many research articles and popular science reports.

Sunday Morning Schedule:

8:45  Early Bird discussion, choose topic by consensus (Garden Room)

9:45  Children join parents in East Room for simulcast

9:45  Coffee, juice and cookies (Arts and Crafts Room)

10:00 Main program, weekly speakers on topics of interest to Humanists (Keeston Room)

10:05 Humanist discussion, each week a different theme (Garden Room)

11:30 AfterThoughts: engage the speaker over light snacks (Arts and Crafts Room)

11:45 Classes, discussions, musicians, committees meet until 1:00 PM

12:15 Lunch at nearby eatery, all are welcome!

Be sure to peruse our humanist library while you're here -- books available to lend upon HGP membership.

Find more information about the Humanists of Greater Portland by clicking on the sponsor link at the left side of the webpage, then check out the full calendar of activities on HGP's main website.

All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of HGP are gratefully accepted.

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